Nursery Policies

In line with the regulations of the Children’s Act 1989, all nurseries are required to produce policies relating to nursery practice. All our policies are designed with the best interests of children being of paramount importance.

These policies will be reviewed periodically and comments and suggestions from parents are always welcome.

A brief outline of some of the policies is listed here. The nursery policies in full are displayed at the nursery. Please take the time to read them.

All individuals will be treated as people in their own right, with equal rights and responsibilities to any other individual, whether they be an adult or a child. No one will be discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion, colour, creed, ethnic or national origin.

We will work closely with childcare agencies in the best interests of the children within our care and we have a duty to report any concerns. All practitioners, inclusive of students or volunteers will have undergone a check into their backgrounds by the Criminal Records Bureau. All practitioners have undertaken up to date Safeguarding Children training with managers trained as the Safeguarding Lead for the nursery offering support and guidance to practitioners and our families.

At Bright Futures we take your child’s security very seriously, therefore within the nursery access is controlled by intercom technology. Also the entrance hall and all rooms are monitored by CCTV for enhanced security and training purposes.

Our nursery believes that children learn best by example and the reinforcement of positive behaviour. We encourage the development of appropriate social skills enabling children to understand a sense of right or wrong. At NO time will physical punishment be used in our nursery nor will children be ridiculed or made to feel inferior amongst their peer group.

We use the Helping Hands and Chatter Matters strategies to promote positive behaviour within our organisation.

If your child is unwell they must be kept at home. This is important for the well being of other children and practitioners at the nursery. If you child should become ill whilst at nursery we will contact you immediately so that you can collect them. If your child requires medication during nursery hours, we will require your written permission prior to administering it.

Data Protection says that we are allowed to use and share your personal data only where we have a proper reason to do so. The law says we must have one or more of these reasons and these are:

  • Contract – your personal information is processed in order to fulfil a contractual arrangement e.g. in order to send you documentation.
  • Consent – where you agree to us using your information in this way e.g. for storing your payment card details.
  • Legitimate Interests – this means the interests of Bright Futures Day Nursery in managing our business to allow us to provide you with the best service in the most secure and appropriate way e.g. to transfer your data to certain Third Party’s such as governing bodies.
  • Legal Obligation – where there is statutory or other legal requirement to share the information e.g. when we have to share your information for law enforcement purposes.

If we collect your personal information, the length of time we retain it is determined by several factors including the purpose for which we use that information and our obligations under other laws.

We may need your personal information to establish, bring or defend legal claims. For this purpose, we will always retain your personal information for 7 years after the date it is no longer needed by us for any of the purposes listed under How we use your information above. The only exceptions to this are where:

  • the law requires us to hold your personal information for a longer period, or delete it sooner;
  • you exercise your right to have the information erased (where it applies) and we do not need to hold it in connection with any of the reasons permitted or required under the law;
  • we bring or defend a legal claim or other proceedings during the period we retain your personal information, in which case we will retain your personal information until those proceedings have concluded and no further appeals are possible; or
  • in limited cases, existing or future law or a court or regulator requires us to keep your personal information for a longer or shorter period.

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